Editorial

'Farmland' gives a glimpse of boots-on-the-ground agriculture Play video

Earlier this week, I was fortunate to be able to attend a screening of Farmland, a documentary that follows six young farmers and ranchers and highlights their challenges, successes and reasons for choosing to make their livelihood in agriculture. FULL STORY »

Affordable Care Act fails to lower rural health care costs

Health care costs have never been considered economical in rural communities, but the divide between rural and urban costs have only been exacerbated by the Affordable Care Act. FULL STORY »

A serving of meat a day keeps the doctor away

What does mental health and eating meat have in common? According to the Medical University Graz, Austria, it’s quite a bit. A recently published study found that research subjects who regularly went with the meat option were overall healthier than their vegetarian peers – and happier. FULL STORY »

3,500 piglets die in Big Sky Farms fire

Thousands of piglets were killed in a massive fire at Canada’s second-largest hog producer. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins still climbing higher

Farrow-to-finish margins increased again last week, reaching $116.65 per head, compared to $103.60 the previous week and $49.81 at this time last month. FULL STORY »

Commentary: The upside of going veggie

Most folks would classify an upward trend in the number of people embracing vegetarianism as a negative development. But here’s a different, more upbeat, way to view those data. FULL STORY »

Ag’s time to shine: ‘Farmland’ set to release May 1 Play video

Coming soon to a theater near you is the widely anticipated “Farmland,” a film created by award-winning filmmaker James Moll and following six young farmers and ranchers from across the country. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Five minutes with antibiotics (and my pet pig)

For now, let’s focus on the use of antibiotics with all creatures, great and small. We will examine pigs as well as people, cows, goats, chickens and cats. FULL STORY »

Could America ever be a meat-free nation? Not likely

A meat-free America just isn’t going to happen, no matter how many vegetarians and vegans may push for it. FULL STORY »

EPA, Corps propose expanded Clean Water Act authority

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers applied a narrow Supreme Court opinion from 2006 to propose a rule Tuesday that would expand federal jurisdiction over streams, wetlands and other waters. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins top $100 per head

Farrow-to-finish margins topped $100 per head last week and finished the week ending March 21 at $103.60, the highest level in Sterling Pork Profit Tracker history. FULL STORY »

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